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Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More


The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public
programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children
and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.
Highlights for May include a panel discussion on contemporary Internet-based arts writing hosted by the
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and featuring Alexis Clements, Gabby Bess, Kareem Estefan, Mira Schor, and An Xiao; an afternoon of conversations and performances about cultural activism in recognition of the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, including artistsAbigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Steffani Jemison, Jae Jarrell, and more to be announced; and a Mother's Day Brunch featuring guided tours honoring women in American art. For information about any of the Museum's public programs, includingTarget First Saturdays, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org.


The full schedule follows:

Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "The Art of Feeling: Contemporary Arts Writing

and the Internet"
Free with Museum admission
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor


Hosted by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, this panel examines how feminism and feelings intersect with Internet-based writing about the arts. Writer Alexis Clements moderates a discussion among writers Gabby Bess, Kareem Estefan, Mira Schor, and An Xiao.


Sundays in May
May 4, May 11, May 18
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Arty Facts: Inspiration Creation
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
Materials fee (Museum admission not included): $10 per family (up to four participants); $5 for Gallery/Studio families and Members at the Family level; free to Members at the Friend level and above.

Children ages four to seven and their parents or caregivers explore the galleries, enjoy a team activity, and make their own art in each ninety-minute Arty Factsclass. In May, learn how artists gather inspiration from their communities to make art, and then get inspired to create your own artwork! Each Sunday's program is a variation on the monthly theme. Parents and caregivers are asked not to bring siblings older than seven or younger than four.

Friday, May 9, 4:45-6:45 p.m.
Teen Nights: Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Free with R.S.V.P.


Planned by teens for teens, this free evening at the Museum is filled with art, friends, food, and fun. May's Teen Night explores the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What? For more information or to R.S.V.P., emai lteen.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Saturday, May 10, 1-5 p.m.
Roundtables: Witness
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Tickets: $12 and include Museum general admission; free to Members


A series of intergenerational conversations and performances held throughout the afternoon. Activist artists featured in the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties and contemporary artists come together to consider cultural activism during the Civil Rights era and in the twenty-first century. Participants include Abigail DeVille, Mark di Suvero, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Jae Jarrell, Ademola Olugebefola, and more to be announced. Tickets can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor
Center. Free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email membership@brooklynmuseum.org.

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